Here is an interview with Tez from Goddess of the Moon: Mayan World of Vampires
Q. What is your full name? A. Tezcatli Uetzcayotl. My friends call me Tez.
Q. Where were you born/created? A. The Northern Yucatan near Palenque. My immortal life began on my honeymoon when Zafrina and her Ancients decimated my village and murdered my bride. Zafrina was hoping that I’d be her companion. She made me drink from her and threw me over a high waterfall where my mortal life ended.
Q. What would you say are your greatest strengths? Weaknesses? A. Strengths ~ power to affect plant life, compulsion, great muscular strength and speed, musically gifted on the flute, and the ability to call birds of prey with my cuff bracelet. Weaknesses ~ I will burn up in the sun without my silver talisman
Q. Who is your best friend and why? A. Amoxtli, our priest of the Brotherhood of the Eagle, is my closest friend. He knows all about me and my history with the brotherhood.
Q. If you could be anything other than Tez the vampire what would you be and why? A. I would be Tez the mortal, father of many children, husband to a beautiful Mayan woman, farmer, and fisherman. I would live a fulfilling life, and when my time comes, my spirit will fly like the eagles.
Q. If you could be any other character, who would you be and why? A. I think I would make a better king Tetaneeka. I would like to think that I could be the kind of father to Melanna that she never had. She would’ve grown up knowing that she was loved instead of being cast off to be tended to by other people. I would not have withheld my love from her because her mother died giving birth to her. Although I have always been there in the shadows watching over her, as her father I would’ve been there for her no matter what.
Q. What is your favorite book and why? A. “The Fall of Man and the Promise of the Great Spirit”. It’s a book that gives me hope and tells about my beloved princess Melanna who becomes the Prophesied One and overthrows the reign of the vampire queen Zafrina.
Q. If you could take a vacation anywhere, where would you go? A. I think that I would enter the seventh heaven on a billowy cloud with Melanna and make passionate love with her until we are both spent.
Q. What do you think of your author? A. She calls herself the “accidental author”. For someone who never planned to be a writer, I say she does pretty good. I noticed that her style is very reserved, hence the honeymoon scene without the graphic detail. Although being a guy and a vampire, I don’t have a problem with such things, but I agree that “kid friendly” is a good thing.
If anyone has a strong disagreement with me on this, may find himself hanging from a tree in the garden with the words “Don’t mess with the author” written in blood on his chest.
Q. If you were on Vampire Diaries Survivor, which character would win? Who would be voted off first? A. I think that Stephen would be voted off first. After all, I’m older and feed from sharks and jaguars. I am stronger when I feed from larger animals versus feeding from small humans. I think I would have a good chance to win, although Katerina is older than I am. But then she doesn’t possess any special gifts as a vampire. On the other hand the original vampires would be difficult to beat. But then they don’t have the Great Spirit to draw strength from or to be able to call on birds of prey to help.